Sunday, 31 May 2009

Adventures In Babysitting Soundtrack

From 1987, this is the soundtrack to the comedy movie "Adventures In Babysitting". Written by David Simkins, directed by Chris Columbus, and starring Elisabeth Shue, Bradley Whitford, Maia Brewton, Anthony Rapp, Penelope Ann Miller, Keith Coogan, and a brief cameo by blues singer/guitarist Albert Collins. Although it is set in Oak Park and Chicago, Illinois, with much of the action taking place in the city itself, the movie was filmed primarily in Toronto.

The film centers around Chris Parker , a high school senior, who agrees to babysit Sara Anderson after her boyfriend Mike Toddwell cancels their anniversary date. Sara's older brother Brad , who has a crush on Chris, decides to stay home and hang around. When Chris' friend Brenda calls from a Chicago bus station, having made a failed attempt to run away from her family, Chris reluctantly takes Sara, Brad, and Brad's sex-obsessed best friend Daryl Coopersmith from their safe suburban surroundings into the city to rescue her. A flat tire on the highway with no spare and Chris' realization that she has failed to bring her purse launches the group into a series of unlikely predicaments, including detainment by a car theft ring (from which Daryl steals a Playboy magazine filled with incriminating notes), pursuit by the criminals, a blues club where they're forced (by Albert Collins) to sing of their ordeal before leaving, a gang fight on a train which leaves Brad slightly injured (as well as a moment at a hospital where the others are briefly led to believe Brad is dead), and a final incident with their pursuers on the Smurfit-Stone Building in Chicago.


The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me
Percy Sledge - Just Can't Stop
The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
Southside Johnny & the Ashbury Jukes - Expressway To Your Heart
Koko Taylor - Evil (Is Going On)
Albert Collins feat Elisabeth Shue - Babysitting Blues
Edwin Starr - 25 Miles
Muddy Waters - The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock And Roll
Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child (Wild One)
Junior Walker & The All Stars - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home To Me
Southside Johnny - Future in Your Eyes



LaraQ said...

I remember enjoying this movie many moons ago. Took the soundtrack. Thank you.

Phaota said...

Thanks for sharing the soundtrack. I was just on the lookout for it. :)

M. G. said...

Does anyone know if there was an official soundtrack on record, cassette or CD released for this? Does anyone know where to find one?

Lone Seeker said...

I've been searchig for it many years. Thanks a million!

robbie regan said...

I use to have a cassett of the sound track of adventure in babysitting. its out there just know how to find another one if anyone has one i too would like another thank you Robbie Regan